DePuy, citing recent hip trials, filed the motion stating that the recalls are not relevant to the trials, according to court documents for Dorney-Madgitz, et ux. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., No. 11-dp-20112 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio); In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2197 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio). Plaintiff Faye Dorney-Madgitz is suing DePuy alleging ASR side effects, including metallosis (metal poisoning), the documents said. The ASR was recalled in 2010.
This is scheduled to begin in September, according to court documents. Judge David A. Katz is presiding over the federal consolidation of DePuy ASR lawsuits. There are an additional 11,000 lawsuits pending against DePuy over the ASR hip implant in state and federal courts, according to Bloomberg.* The first trial in the country in Los Angeles resulted in the plaintiff winning an $8.3 million damages award (Kransky v. DePuy; BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court).